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Diet and Cancer

Nature volume 119, page 297 (19 February 1927) | Download Citation

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THERE have been and are all sorts of statements T about the relation of diet to the occurrence of cancer. We are told that eating raw carrots will prevent and even cure it; others attribute efficacy to onions, others to a salt-free diet; tomatoes, on the other hand, have been suspected of causing cancer. Particularly common is the suggestion, which appears at times to have crystallised into a belief, that vegetarians suffer from malignant disease less than ordinary people who take a fleshy diet.

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